Matthew P. Montaño, CFLE
MFT Intern, Certified Family Life Educator, EMDR Therapist
Matthew’s background gives him a unique perspective on life. He comes from a very diverse family of Mexican and Native American cultures as well as varying religious backgrounds. Although he is currently a practicing member of the LDS faith, he grew up Catholic. He is very a-tune to different beliefs and the questions that arise in the polarizing debate of religion. Matthew grew up in California native and loves the ocean and In-N-Out. He moved to Utah for school in 2012. While in Utah he met his lovely wife and married in 2013.
Matthew has always had a passion for helping others get through stressful situations. As he was growing up he was the “go-to source” for many of his friends who were dealing with family, relationship, or social issues. By advising and counseling his peers, his passion for therapy grew. He took his passion further by dedicating himself to become a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
Certified Family Life Educator
Matthew graduated Magna Cum Laude from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science. He became a Certified Family Life Educator during his time at UVU through the National Council on Family Relations. While he was attending UVU, Matthew was able to develop two programs for individuals who are dealing with pornography addictions.
He also worked on multiple research studies involving sexuality and sexual abstinence. This work culminated with the research team presenting their findings at the 2016 National Council on Family Relations Conference in Minnesota. After completing his Bachelor’s degree, Matthew went on to pursue his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at NorthCentral University, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He has maintained his enthusiasm for helping others by dedicating himself to excellence in his field. Matthew belongs to the Phi Theta Kappa and the Delta Kappa honors societies.
Matthew is an EMDR therapist that loves helping men, women, and children that have experienced trauma in their life. Trauma can come in many forms.
- military experience
- a cheating partner
- dog attack
- car accident
- a difficult breakup
- a trusted friend or business partner who betrays you
- and more.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, which has been approved by the Veterans Association can help people with trauma.
Matthew P. Montaño, CFLE